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NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Over a year after allegedly murdering her eight year-old daughter, Camden, on Aug. 11, 2009, a Washington County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Oct. 8, to North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry, 37, on one count of second-degree murder. Fry was not present in court. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but at the request of the defense, the arraignment has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 in Washing County Superior Court.
It was alleged that at 9:40 a.m. that morning, police and fire department personnel responded to the Fry home at 73 Ricci Lane for the report of an unresponsive child. The medical examinerâ€™s office was called to the scene and Camden was declared dead. Investigators told law enforcement that the girl had â€śsignificant bruisingâ€ť on her upper chest, which wasnâ€™t consistent with death by natural causes.
Fry originally told police that her â€śdaughter fell in the shower and she had to drag her back to her room.â€ť Police later learned that Fry made statements to various South County Hospital staff regarding her daughterâ€™s death including, â€śI want to die, I strangled my daughter.â€ť And â€śshe was crying and screaming and wouldnâ€™t take a bath and â€¦.I sat on her and put my hands over her mouth to make her stop crying.â€ť
When sheâ€™s arraigned Fry will hear the formal charge and sheâ€™ll then enter a plea. Since her arrest sheâ€™s been incarcerated at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) in Cranston.